The Star Alfriston


High Street, Alfriston, BN26 5TA

Price From

View Rooms

About the hotel

The Star Inn based in the heart of the picturesque village of Alfriston has undergone an extensive refurbishment which has transformed this Grade II* listed Building. Built in the 13th century, The Star at Alfriston is one of the country's oldest inns. It has acted as a hostelry to pilgrims, smugglers and even royalty.

Until 1520 The Star at Alfriston was known as 'The Star of Bethlehem'. Then run by the monks of Battle Abbey, the inn offered shelter to friars and pilgrims as they travelled to Chichester to visit the Shrine of St Richard. Considered as a Holy House in its time, the Inn housed a 'Sanctuary Post' which provided instant church protection to fugitives and smugglers. This post still remains in the bar today, and folklore suggests its powers of sanctuary is still very much alive! The Inn is still providing rest, relaxation and a place to dine for today’s modern traveller. Whether you are looking for an adventurous weekend or a relaxing stay to get away from it all, The Star offers the perfect escape.

Larger map Close map


    • /
    • Clear

Room Availability

Showing Wednesday 1 July 2015 to Thursday 2 July 2015

Change Search

You have not entered any valid search criteria.

Please enter a keyword and perform your search again.

We currently have no rooms available for this hotel that match your search criteria. Try changing your search or select an alternative hotel.

Facilities Show/hide

Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
Hotel services
24 Hour Reception, Limited room service for hot food, Wake Up Call Available
Family friendly
Cots available, Interconnecting rooms available, Pets Allowed
Wedding Licence, Porter, Ground floor bedrooms
Car parking available onsite
Wi-Fi Available, Meeting Facilities, Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas, Wi-Fi Available In Rooms, Secretary Service, Private dining services
Restaurant, Lounge Menu, Bar
In room entertainment
Video/DVD Player, TV, Video/DVD Library, Radio
In room facilities
Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room, Hairdryer in each room, Iron And Board In Each Room, Telephone In Each Room

Useful Info Show/hide

From 14:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
Important information
11/01/2015 to 06/03/2015 - Please note that The Star is currently closed for refurbishment from 11th Jan to 6th March. We are still taking bookings for after this period. The rates for The Star Alfriston in Alfriston are the total price of the room and not the 'per person' rate. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets are allowed

Customer Reviews

Our reviews are from genuine customers. We verify that the customer has stayed before leaving a review.

Very Good

All reviews (9)

89% would recommend it to a friend


Customer service


Food quality

Room quality


  • Sheila Y

  • September 2014

Great wedding poor accommodation

I attended a wedding at the venue which I couldn't fault, everything went very smoothly and the wedding food was excellent.

If I had just been using the hotel for overnight accommodation I would have been very disappointed. I realise the hotel is situated in a picturesque village but feel the service they provide doesn't justify the nightly cost. Breakfast was from a self service buffet and fairly basic. There were no towels in my room and the receptionist insisted on checking the room before providing any.

  • D Lane

  • September 2014

Short break

Alfriston is delightful and the Star is a great place to stay situated right in the middle of the village.

The main part of the building is extremely old which is lovely, There are some rooms in a newer wing which are good but not as quaint. Service is good however there can be a language barrier with staff due to their etnic origin - a small issue. Food is generally good but, avoid busy times!!

See all guest reviews